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TextNow Giving Away Free Phones, SIM Cards During COVID-19 Crisis

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In response to the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis, Canadian-based TextNow has today announced that it is giving away free phones, SIM cards, and premium upgrades, to help those users in the U.S. and Canada who can no longer afford their phone service.

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The company says if you’ve lost your job and can no longer afford your phone bill, simply reach out via Twitter, Facebook, or email for help. Below are the services being offered by TextNow to its users in need.

  • Free Phones: If you need a device, we’ll do our best to get you one?—?complete with a SIM card and preloaded with our unlimited free calling and texting plan?—?including, for the first time ever, for users in Canada.
  • Free Service: If you already have a compatible Android or iOS device, we’re sending out as many free SIM cards as we can to get people connected to our Free Nationwide Talk & Text plan. Unlimited calling and texting to the U.S. and Canada at no charge, on the Nationwide Sprint Network.
  • Free Phone Number: Get a free 10-digit phone number, and immediately have access to unlimited calling and texting to stay connected to the important people in your life.

As a part of the initiative, TextNow is also sending devices preloaded with its free cellular service to House of Friendship in Kitchener-Waterloo.

“As a proudly Canadian company, we want to make sure the most vulnerable in our community are able to stay connected, even if they can’t afford a traditional phone plan.”

You can learn more about the initiative by visiting this link.

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